Tableau tips: Set actions - Proportional brushing
Updated: Aug 18, 2021
In the previous article on proportional brushing, we explored on how to use Level of details (LOD) expressions to enable use of a dimension field to highlight proportion of dimension fields’ member on another chart.
In today’s article, we will take a different approach for the same results. We’ll be using the newly introduced feature in Tableau 2018.3 called set action.
Once connected to the Superstores data sets.
Step 1: Create view of Sales by Region
Drag dimension field Region to the rows shelf
Drag measure field Sales to the columns shelf
Step 2: Create a set using dimension Region
Step 3: Create view of Sales by Sub-Category
Drag dimension field Sub-Category to the rows shelf
Drag Measure field Sales to the columns shelf
Drag the set created above - Region set - to the color shelf
Add dimension field Region to the details shelf
Step 4: Create a dashboard containing the two views above
Step 5: Add a set action
Under the dashboard menu >> select >>Actions….
Under Add Action choose >> Change Set Values…
Under Add Set Action menu
Select Source sheet – Sheet 1 for my case – Region view
Run action – Action runs on hovering
Data source – Sample Superstore
Target set – Region set
Behavior on clearing selection – Keep set values
Executing this we’ve
You will agree with me that this view doesn’t differ in any case from the results of the previous article. I hope it was helpful to you.
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